Kintsugi

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Other  |  House: Booksie Classic

Submitted: July 20, 2018

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A simple mistake.
I lost my balance.
I am pieces strewn across the kitchen.
Shattered, shattered, shattered,
Now I cannot even do what I was made to do.
Now I am USELESS.
 
All I want, all I need,
Is to be whole again.
Don't look at me.
 
Stop trying to fix me!
You don’t understand pottery beyond repair.
Just leave me alone!
I will never be the same again,
Though you are putting blood back in my veins.
It isn’t worth it to try!
 
I open my eyes.
 
Wait.
Veins of gold fill my broken pieces.
I wasn’t expecting that.
I didn’t have scars before,
But there was no gold either.
 
Wait.
I thought...
But doesn’t it make me weak? Useless?
But there's something important here 
That wasn't here before.
 
What is it?
What is it?
I don’t recognize myself,
Less able to break yet obviously broken,
What does it mean?
Stronger...
And NOT useless.
 
It wasn't really a mistake at all.
I do recognize myself.
I know what it is.
 
It’s Beauty.
 

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Abigail Gant


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